Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

The Hook’s Purge: Things I Hate.

Hate shared is hate no more. Or something like that. Today, kids, I’m going to cut loose – not that I don’t do that anyway – and regale you with a list of all some of the things that drive … Continue reading

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Typical Stats From One Of My Atypical Days…

The work can be tedious at times, but the life of a bellman is anything but boring. Well, actually, it can be boring – but never for long. The truth is, my days fall into patterns of long stretches of … Continue reading

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Human vs. Machine…

As a bellman I handle a lot of sex toys. Fortunately, they’re in suitcases, boxes or bags. Usually. Recently, I made contact with (I have to admit, I had to resist the urge to use the phrase “hooked up”) with … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Shantelle Bisson.

Shantelle Bisson is a rare bird. She is a genuinely-decent soul who was willing to make time to answer five quirky questions from a hack like me. She has an exceptionally-chipper, ridiculously-kind social media presence. By all accounts she’s one … Continue reading

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A Little Hump Day Humor From Your Pal, The Hook.

Sometimes all I get are the briefest of glimpses into the lives behind the hotel room doors. But sometimes a glimpse is all I need. Hotels, like every ordered system, have their own hierarchy. With the exception of management, Front … Continue reading

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Told You We’d Be Revisiting This Topic Soon…

There have been many disturbing travel trends in Niagara of late. More toothless hookers than I’m comfortable writing about. An upswing in the number of drunken moms on Sunday morning. More cheap people in one city at one time than … Continue reading

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Nothing For You Today, I’m Afraid.

The title says it all, sadly. I don’t have a Silent Sunday masterpiece prepared. Self-doubt and near-crippling writing anxiety have kept me from buckling down this week. I have a few posts in the wings, though, so you won’t be … Continue reading

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